Call for Startups – Apply to iHLS Security Accelerator 8th Batch

Call for Startups – Apply to iHLS Security Accelerator 8th Batch

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Are you developing a ground-breaking technology in the fields of unmanned systems, coping with COVID-19 pandemic, counter drones, border security, safe city?

We invite you to join the 8th cycle of iHLS Security Accelerator, opening in September 2020.

Apply now!

iHLS is an accelerator focusing on the security sector, with its unique features. The accelerator offers the startups aiming at this market recognition, international exposure, access to investors and empowerment of the ability to raise funds.

We are looking for innovative ground-breaking technologies offering new anti-terror solutions in Israel and globally, as well as for civilian defense, securing government institutions, vital infrastructure and borders, safe city, emergency systems and technologies for the military forces and the police, etc.  

Specializing in security technology with an emphasis on dual-use technology, iHLS is inviting entrepreneurship in this field to join the 8th cycle of the world’s first accelerator at the homeland security sphere.


Application – until August 10, 2020.

Screening Committee – August 30 – September 1, 2020.

The 8th cycle program starts off in the beginning of September 2020.

What are we looking for

At the iHLS Security Accelerator, we are looking for civilian technologies that can be used in the security sphere. We are inviting startups with disruptive technologies, as long as they offer a technological innovation and a security orientation, especially dual technologies from the civilian and security realms.

Among our main fields of interest

HLS, unmanned systems, robotics, manned-unmanned teaming, coping with COVID-19 pandemic, cybersecurity, blockchain, border security, sensors, artificial intelligence, deep learning, nanotechnology, big data, IoT, electro-optics, video analytics, image processing, biometrics, wearable tech, command & control, safe/smart city, AR/VR, training and simulation, and many more.

We know how to help you reach the civilian market, and of course that our unique capability and expertise is to connect you also to the security ecosystem: Israel’s Ministry of Defense, Israel police, global and Israeli defense giants, including Raytheon, IAI, Elbit, etc.

iHLS accelerator supplies a one-time opportunity to get exposed to the most influential actors in the field: investors, leading global and Israeli defense industries, military, security and police organizations, integrators, etc.

What are we offering

iHLS Accelerator is the first startup accelerator in the world in the security and homeland security field. Our unique accelerator puts a major emphasis on the advancement of technological projects, their development and empowerment at any stage they’re in, and removes the entrance barriers to the leading defense industries, the military and the police globally and in Israel. All based on our ability to identify the technologies and the right market.

Startups accepted to the program will be granted participation in iHLS conferences and exhibitions, including the upcoming Unmanned Systems and robotics AUS&R event in September 2020, and the InnoTech cyber, HLS and innovation expo in November 2020 (physically and virtually).

The accelerator is sponsored by IAI, Elbit Systems, Incubit – Elbit Systems’ Incubator, Raytheon, Verint, PwC, and APM Law Firm.

How to Get Accepted

Between 5 to 15 startups are accepted to each cycle after three stages of selection. Following application on the website, the relevant applicant companies will be invited to the primary internal selection committee. The companies that pass that stage will be invited to the election process by the board members.

For more details

Yoav Brenner:  +972-52-4881113   [email protected]

Apply now!